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Poster: NorthStarDead Date: Apr 23, 2011 10:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: running songs

any runners out there? I have all kinds of music on my ipod
some songs just rock you out and get you pumped up
others get you in the grove, where your strides are in beat with the song. Big RR Blues here from San Diego
is one of those songs that is perfect for finding your stride

what are your songs and versions that do the same for you?




http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-11-14.sbd.miller.79049.flac16

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Poster: Jim F Date: Apr 24, 2011 4:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

I used to LOVE listening to GD music on walks and bike rides. I found when walking to the Eyes>Dancin from 3/19/77, it has the perfectly paced beat for a brisk walk.

I used to keep a little notebook with a list of TDIH dates, and would write down what I listened to and where I rode or walked, how far, how long, etc. Sortof an exercise/music journal. Then I got outta shape. But I'm gonna get back on the horse this summer, I hope.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Apr 24, 2011 9:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

How about Brokedown Palace? That would fit the average age group around here :-)

Or Row Jimmy. (Gonna get there? I dunno ...)

Don't know about running, but I used to time it so I’d do a treadmill for a set of GD, and found that 80s were often a good, energizing match. Right now my only real exercise is hiking, but that's definitely No IPod Time. I just refuse to hike with electronics in my ear. Workouts or running would be another matter, though, what with being implicitly boring and all :-)

How about some inspiration: Candyman? To Lay Me Down?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 25, 2011 5:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

You are cracking me up.

I run (well, okay, "running" would be an exaggeration, but I stagger/shuffle/limp around the track a few times) very early in the morning and I'm sometimes the only person at the track. I figure I need to be aware of everything around me so I don't use the Ipod then. Also, if I listen to music, I speed up, which you'd think would be a good thing, but it's not for me, because if I do more than my old-lady shuffle-jog, my the knees will complain later.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Apr 25, 2011 8:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

Definitely Stagger Lee for you then!

Or the version of Oh Babe it Ain't No Lie that goes:

One old woman, Lord, in this town
Keep a-trying to run that track
Wish to my soul that old woman would pick up her speed
Keep a-trying to run that track

Of course, I can't laugh. I don't even a-try :-)


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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 26, 2011 4:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

LOL! Good one. There must be people at the track who think that when they see me coming. There are people who pass me *walking*. Not to mention the athletic young people, who are like speeding bullets. But I keep going!

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Poster: adks12020 Date: Apr 25, 2011 1:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

exactly right about hiking being a no electronics zone. i hike all the time and when i run into people on the trail looking at their cell phones or mp3 players i just can't figure out why.

Running is definitely a different story since it isn't nearly as fun and you don't have the time to look around and drink in everything around you.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Apr 25, 2011 8:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

Yeah, that's my husband. Just his Blackberry, nothing else. But he once answered his Blackberry on the back of an elephant crossing a river. "Oh, can't talk now, I'm on the back of an elephant crossing a river." Classic. At least he didn't get into a conversation, or I'd have tossed the Blackberry into the river.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Apr 24, 2011 10:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

The Eleven ought to get your behind in gear:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-08-23.sbd.sacks.52.sbefail.shnf

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Poster: WillCo Date: Apr 23, 2011 1:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

Nothing to contribute, as the knees complain these days if I run for more than a minute or so.

But on a similar subject, what about something to mutter to oneself* during the golf swing? I was humming Paul Simon's "Still Crazy After All These Years" during my round today and it was - as you might expect, despite being such a lovely song - no help at all! Some Dead would be nice. Hard To Handle sums up my relationship with the driver at the moment. You Win Again, The Eleven, hmm there could be quite a list.

* still not out of the closet on the matter of Deadheadness at the golf club? Me neither....

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Apr 23, 2011 6:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

DeadSet on my IPod has great sound. As does the Reckoning Acoustic CD. Both from 1980 Warfield/Radio City!!! Great sound to move you along.

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Poster: NorthStarDead Date: Apr 26, 2011 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

thanks to ya all for engaging this topic. Good stuff S>F Stagger, TLEO etc etc...

check out the 9/18/74 Eyes from Parc des Expositions, that is wonderful ans a smooth song to burn some calories to

keep on rockin in the free world

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Poster: elkdog Date: Apr 24, 2011 5:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

Dancin>Franklin's from 10/27/79 is pure groove. Great for a run.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Apr 23, 2011 3:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

it has been years since i did any running, but pretty much anything by Henry Rollins will get you moving

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Poster: scotch_glass Date: Apr 23, 2011 1:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

Grateful Dead music in general make an amazing soundtrack for any run. I run anywhere from 20-30 miles a week and listen to the Grateful Dead exclusively for every mile. I use this time to give a serious listen to whatever show I'm listening to and the music usually dictates the pace whether I knowingly do it or not.

From personal experience, the Europe 72 discs provide a perfect running companion for a 5-6 mile run.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Apr 23, 2011 6:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

Especially Stella Blue. A beautiful song in the right setting but not exactly a marathoners anthem.Sorry for the sarcasim but I don't see running to the Greatful Dead as a common past time.About Stella Blue, they brought it out in mid set at the DAY ON THE GREEN show opening for the WHO . I do like the song inside at a theater not in the broiling sun whilting away. As I've said before the Dead were at best mediocre that day w/ the Who playing rings around them.I could see running to GOING MOBILE......LW

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Poster: The Bopper Date: Apr 24, 2011 6:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

T.L.E.O. - my favorite one, from 5/10/91. Slow with little bursts for when your deep in the zone chuggin' along.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd91-05-10.sbd.ladner.6257.sbeok.shnf

Listen to Bruce's fills

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Poster: NorthStarDead Date: Apr 26, 2011 3:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

nice, will check it out. Saw some shows that spring summer. Check out the first night at pine knob, MI. 6/18/91? From the Stranger opener through the TLEO and peaking into a HOT melting scarlet>fire even a stella blue outta space. We saw jesus on the ride home and cooked all kinds of yummy food in the deep fryer

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Apr 23, 2011 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

Northstar - I found these work well for me on runs:

Samson & Delilah 76-06-10
US Blues 74-02-24
Caution 72-05-11
Help On The Way 77-06-09
Greatest Story 71-02-18
Ramble On Rose 78-04-24
Goin' Down The Road 71-02-18
That's ALright Mama (Jerry) 80-03-01
Tennessee Jed 72-09-28
Black-Throated Wind 73-11-21

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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 24, 2011 7:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

Nice post. As previouly mentioned a good Scarlet>Fire fits well, as does a good Estimated>Eyes from the day- 9/3/77 maybe?
Also like mining 90's first sets for good Dylan covers of the 10 minute variety, like 'Stuck Inside of Mobile' and 'Desolation Row.' (Those covers mature and come into their own in the 90s imo).
A good 'Music Never Stopped' also works for me. When that tune is good and wound up- towards the end -I'm not sure my feet touch the ground much.

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Poster: reviewr Date: Apr 23, 2011 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

Generally I like it quiet when I run - kind of go into a trance. But Marley's "Exodus" is good.

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Apr 23, 2011 5:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

How about the obvious 77-78 Scarlet-Fire combos they always did it for me with Phil thumping away. Galactic's from the corner to the block was one of my favorites when I was running alot a couple of years ago nice steady beats for 45 min.

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Poster: oldhippy Date: Apr 24, 2011 7:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

THROWING STONES- NOT FADE AWAY china cat-rider(4-16-74) THE OTHER ONE-WHARF RAT LET IT GROW-JAM-VALLY ROAD(10-30-90,BRUCE)

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Poster: fourempties Date: Apr 23, 2011 12:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

Surprised me, but Stagger Lee is the perfect tempo for running.

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Poster: pctcandp Date: Apr 24, 2011 2:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: running songs

listen to TDIH on my bike rides. MAMU always has the right tempo..